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Elbow arthritis is an inflammatory condition that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and interference with the use of the arm. Arthritis can affect all ages, but is most commonly seen in people aged over 40 years. The most common cause is wear-and-tear. Apart from that, traumatic injuries, fractures and dislocations make you more susceptible to arthritis. Treatment can include conservative options such as medications and steroid injections to relieve pain, activity modification, and use of splints. Surgery is usually considered if non-surgical treatment fails to give relief. Surgery may involve an arthroscopic debridement to smooth the cartilage, removal of loose cartilage bodies causing stiffness, and a manipulation of the joint to increase range of motion. In advanced stages, elbow replacement may be recommended.

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